To celebrate the start of the coziest season on our Canadian calendar, we are offering six beautiful walks that will have you saying to your kids, co-workers and friends, ‘leaf’ me alone, I’m going for a stroll.
Your Museums of Mississauga aren’t just known for what’s behind their beautiful, preserved doors but also for their lush, colourful grounds. Don’t feel like checking out one of the Museums’ latest exhibitions but want to take a free walk somewhere scenic?
We’ve got you covered.
The Rivergrove pathway
Just behind the newly revamped Rivergrove Community Centre is a short but beautiful path that leads you along the Credit River and into quaint Streetsville. With the river on the west side and tree canopies on the east, this walk is absolutely charming.
One of the most photogenic and serene spots in our city, Riverwood park is loaded with postcard-esque photo opps that'll have your Instagram feed buzzing.
Explore the grounds with a pumpkin spiced anything, a warm sweater and soak in the autumn colours.
Since you'll be at Riverwood, stay on the grounds as it's the start of the majestic Cullham Trail, which lets you enjoy the rolling Credit River and brings you to Erindale Park.
As it's a longer walk than the aforementioned, make sure you're phone is fully charged so that you can text/Instagram the myriad of pictures you'll take.
Alternatively, shut your phone off and enjoy some time alone with your thoughts and enjoy your natural, gorgeous surroundings.
The Anchorage to Rattray Marsh Conservation Area
Start at the charming cottage and walk blissfully down to the marsh where you can watch the leaves turn colours right before your eyes. To make a good walk great, the site has accessible nature trails and connects to the Waterfront Bike Trail. Park for free at Bradley Museum and start your stroll. If you take a fabulous pic, share it with @SaugaMuseums.
Leslie Log House – BYO Picnic
Does strolling through the stunning fall colours on the grounds of Mississauga’s newest museum make you a tad peckish? No problem. Bring a wicker basket full of treats, a soft checkered blanket and a favourite book to press your lovely leaves. Spending a fall afternoon getting back to nature, check!
Park Your Pumpkin Parade
Looking to extend that fall feeling through Halloween? The Park Your Pumpkin Parade at Bradley Museum will help you keep the spirit alive. On November 1, drop off your pumpkin at the museum then skip, walk or stroll along the pumpkin-lit pathways while enjoying hot cider and live music into the evening. A great way to recycle your jack-o-lantern and spend quality time with your family. Win, win.
We'd love to hear from you on what your favourite autumn walks are. Chime in via the comments section!